As Jack White tallies his third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with Boarding House Reach, he does so with the fourth-largest sales week for a vinyl album since Nielsen Music began tracking sales in 1991.
In the week ending March 29, Boarding House Reach sold 121,000 in traditional album sales, and of that sum, 27,000 were on vinyl LP. The handsome performance on vinyl was expected, considering how White is a champion of the format.
White’s own Lazaretto continues to hold the record for the biggest vinyl sales week in Nielsen Music history, with 40,000 sold in its debut frame (the week ending June 15, 2014). The album has shifted 120,000 copies on vinyl in total, of its overall 397,000 copies sold in all formats (vinyl, CD, downloads, etc.)